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I couldn’t commend Anne and her colleagues more highly… a brilliant service
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I received an excellent service from Executive Action tailored exactly to my needs
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Executive Action are demonstrably experienced in their field, well-connected and always went that extra mile
Ash Marston, Head of IT

Executive Action are a pleasure to work with, even after placement they keep in contact to ensure all is well
Chris Browning, Managing Director

Having someone to talk things through with, to support me and push me to focus my ideas was fantastic
David Blackwood, Group Finance Director

Empowering and very time-effective way of answering some key questions
Clara Swinson, Senior Civil Servant

Its great strength is that it is tuned to the individual instead of process-driven
Peter Whittle, Group Strategic Development Director

As well as my dedicated consultant, there was always someone on hand to help with whatever was needed, from interview training to research
David Blackwood, Group Finance Director

News and Articles

We like to keep our people informed and inspired through regular updates and news bulletins, and will keep adding articles here, so please check back regularly.

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BLOOD ON THE BOARDROOM FLOOR!

Posted: October 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development | Tags: , , | No Comments »

  Heather Greatrex – Director, Executive Action Parting company messily with senior people is not just the preserve of political parties or football clubs; it happens every day. If companies’ shareholders, clients and other stakeholders were to really understand the true total costs and disruption involved in terminating some executives’ contracts, they might be very shocked. Reporting […]

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‘Career transition’ or ‘outplacement’ – it’s all about change!

Posted: June 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

What was once more commonly known as outplacement is now increasingly being referred to as career transition. The latter more accurately describes the process as it focuses on the future, inherently enshrines the concept of change and implies that this is a journey, and not an event. Whatever the specific reason that people find themselves […]

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Facing up to the Future

Posted: November 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Miscellaneous | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Our Executive Director, Anne Isaacs, reflects on how we can respond successfully to the changes in our lives that affect the way we work, and be flexible enough to make the best of the impermanence that characterises the modern working environment.  

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'So you want to be a Non-Executive?'

Posted: February 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Events, Miscellaneous, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

A series of joint Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG) / Executive Action Workshop for prospective non-executive directors in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Date: TBA, May 2011. Venue: Central London.

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From Exec to Non-Exec: how to get your first (and subsequent) NEDs

Posted: May 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Headhunters, Miscellaneous | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The transcript of a speech given by Executive Action’s Anne Isaacs to WACL (Women in Advertising London), a diverse group of senior women in the communications industry, April 2010.

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Is your accent working for you?

Posted: April 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Miscellaneous | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Research into accents seems to confirm some very dubious prejudices about intelligence and trustworthiness. Zoë Blake wonders whether this can ever work to your advantage.

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Ageism in the Job Market

Posted: February 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Headhunters | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Hamish Davidson and former colleague Bambos Eracleous give an open, honest and realistic appraisal of ageism in the job market and how to counter it.

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Getting Noticed By Headhunters

Posted: January 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Headhunters | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Hamish Davidson, Chairman of Davidson & Partners, exposes the secret world of headhunters.

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Mentoring: What difference does it make?

Posted: January 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Development | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

What do businesses and individuals get out of mentoring? Two business leaders drawn from Executive Action’s diverse pool of mentors give both sides of the story.

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Mind Your Language

Posted: January 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Communication | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Kitty Watton finds out that context is the key to good communication.

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